Today at 1pm city council will vote on going forward with rezoning part of Cameron Village to make way for the
4 to 8 story residential/retail mixed use project proposed by Crescent Resources LLC. The group behind Save Cameron News is asking the council to perform an Infrastructure/Traffic Analysis in advance of any rezoning that will allow for larger structures in the area. That same group claims to have been shut out of meetings and feels betrayed councilman and neighbor Russ Stephenson’s support for progressing the project without such analysis.
The group was unsuccessful previously in getting a traffic analysis performed, today represents their last push before the zoning change is made. The group also cites the individual long term Small Area Plan for Wade/Oberlin area, particularly this statement: “Buildings at the edges of the nonresidential areas should provide transitions to the surrounding residential area, not to be more than two or three stories in height if adjacent to single family housing.” and ““It is recommended that the Urban Design Guidelines (UDG’s) be evaluated as part of the review process for applicability to all conditional use zoning cases in the study area”. Based on these statements in the Small Area Plan, the residents of Oberlin Village feel that it is their right for the city to perform “a thorough analysis of overall density accommodation would be a component particularly since this area has been designated as a focus area for Raleigh.”